With the closing of the Westhampton Theater just around the corner, it's going to be harder than ever to see films in Richmond that aren't crassly commercial, focus-grouped, total Hollywood bullshit. With that in mind, here's the spring schedule announced for the 27th annual International Film Series at UR.
The series, which is free to the public, "features celebrated and acclaimed films from around the world in what is often their only public screening in the Richmond area," according to a press release.
Spring semester films include:
“Two Days, One Night,” Jan. 22 and 24 (Belgium/France/Italy, 2014, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 95 min., rated PG-13)
“This Is Not a Film,” Jan. 29 and 31 (Iran, 2011, directed by Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, 75 min., not rated)
“Ida,” Feb. 5 and 7 (Poland, 2013, directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, 82 min., rated PG-13)
Multiple films during ChinaFest Film Weekend, Feb. 12-14
More information is available online.
“Planet of Snail,” February 19 and 21 (South Korea, 2012, directed by Seung-jun Yi, 87 min., not rated)
“About Elly,” Feb. 26 and 28 (Iran, 2009, directed by Asghar Farhadi, 119 min., not rated)
“Cemetery of Splendor,” March 18 and 20 (Thailand, 2015, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 122 min., not rated)
“Almanya: Welcome to Germany,” April 1 and 3 (Germany, 2011, directed by Yasemin Şamdereli, 101 min., not rated)
“Snowpiercer,” April 8 and 10 (South Korea, 2013, directed by Bong Joon Ho, 126 min., rated R)
Also from the release: "These dates will include a pre-film discussion led by a University of Richmond faculty member at the 3 p.m. screening.
Most film screenings take place in the Robins School of Business, Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Each film is played in its original language with English subtitles. Friday screenings are at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday screenings are at 7:30 p.m."